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Lilac-Breasted Roller, Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in Tanzania, Africa, near sunset in shade.
Technical: Canon 1D Mark II 8-megapixel camera, Canon 500 mm f/4 L IS lens plus a 2x teleconverter giving 1,000 mm at f/8. Exposure: 1/10 second at ISO 400 with mirror lock-up. The low light level required a long exposure time and high ISO. This was a challenge from the lens mounted on the roof of the safari vehicle and people moving in the vehicle, causing a moving platform requiring a constantly moving subject due to the rocking vehicle. The image stabilization enabled a sharp image to be recorded. The background is the bark of the tree the bird was sitting in.
Wild and free. No calls or bait were used to acquire this image.
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Keywords to this image = africa africa_2007 tanzania bird Lilac-Breasted Roller
Image ID: lilac-breasted.roller.c01.24.2007.JZ3F1500b-700.jpg
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Last updated February 18, 2019